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Do you or your readers have any great tips or homemade solutions for detangling hair? I have very fine shoulder length hair that goes into a bird nest mess as soon as I start to shampoo. I'm so tired of spending good money on products that do not work. Besides I'm running out of products to try!
I don't have a homemade solution for Debbie's question but I will tell you what works for me. For Christmas this year, I got an ionic hairbrush. It is wonderful. I get my hair highlighted (like most women) and my hair is always tangled when I get out of the shower. I used to have to pile on the conditioner to even try to get a brush through it. And when I didn't have conditioner, what a nightmare.
Anyway my husband got me this ionic hairbrush. It is the most amazing thing. Now after I shower I just turn on the brush and brush my hair and the tangles come out with one or two brush strokes. It works well on dry and windblown hair as well.
I also have the ionic hair dryer to go with my brush. They have done wonders for my hair. We got the ionic hairbrush and hairdryer at Brookstone. It is a store in the mall we live near. If there is none in your area they have a web site www.brookstone.com. On the front page there is a place to search their web site. Just type in "ionic hairbrush" and it will take you right to it.
I have had long hair most of my life and know this problem.
What I do: I shampoo as normal. Then I use a good conditioner, and keep a brush in the shower. After conditioning and with the conditioner still in my hair, I carefully work out the tangles with the brush. It works much better with the conditioner in there. Then I rinse the hair in the shower water. I carefully towel dry my hair so it doesn't tangle again. My hair is easy to comb out after this.
I am Italian and have always had very curly, wiry hair. When I was little, I would scream and scream when she tried to brush it after a bath. My mother's hairdresser told her to mix 1/3 regular conditioner with 2/3 water in a spray bottle and use as a "leave in conditioner" for after a shower. You don't need much and it works just like the Johnson and Johnson's tangle formula.
I would use a liquid fabric softener diluted with water. You may try applying it with your hand after a shampoo and then rinse or maybe try it in a spray bottle and misting your hair lightly after it is towel dried. Also you shouldn't tangle your hair after a shampoo by rubbing it with a towel. You may need to experiment with the amount of water you add so if your hair gets oily.
I have long, fine hair and this is what works for me:
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